The bike and boat tour from Venice to Mantua is a unique way to explore the stunning landscapes, historical sites, and authentic culture of Northern Italy. The tour typically takes 8 days, with daily cycling trips and overnight stays on a comfortable boat.
The Venice to Mantua bike and boat tour is suitable for all levels of cyclists, as the daily routes are mostly flat and easy to ride.
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06/03 – 06/10/2023 • Venice to Mantua
Bike and Boat from Venice to Mantua • Bike Tours Italy
The Venice to Mantua bike and boat tour is a popular cycling holiday in Italy, offering a unique way to explore the beautiful landscapes, historical sites, and authentic culture of Northern Italy. The tour typically takes 8 days, with daily cycling trips and overnight stays on a comfortable boat.
Here you can find the complete day program of the bike tour Italy from Venice to Mantua. Enjoy seven nights aboard a floating hotel along the canals in Italy’s Padana Plain. The daily cycling distance is 25-55 km on paved bike paths and roads with little traffic. The bike tour Italy is also suitable for families with children. Combine light physical activity with the cultural treasures and culinary delights of northern Italy on your cycling holiday. Get to know Venice and Mantua and visit a cheese factory where you will be initiated into the secrets of the famous Grana Padano, which you will taste on-site. And if you don’t want to cycle, you can also cover stages or parts of them by boat.
The itinerary begins in Venice, one of the most famous and romantic cities in the world, where you will have free time to explore the canals, palaces, and monuments before boarding the boat.
The first day of cycling takes you about the isles of Lido and Palestrina to Chioggia, a charming fishing village with a busy market and lively atmosphere. From Chioggia, you’ll cycle through the Po Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its pristine wetlands, lagoons, and sandbars, and home to numerous bird species such as egrets, flamingos, and egrets.
You will also visit the charming towns of Comacchio and Adria with their rich history, local cuisine, and laid-back lifestyle.
The tour continues to Ferrara, a magnificent Renaissance city with a well-preserved historic center, impressive palaces, and a vibrant cultural scene. You have time to visit the imposing Este Castle, the Cathedral of San Giorgio, and the National Archaeological Museum, among others.
The final destination is Mantua, a charming city surrounded by three lakes and famous for its palaces, churches, and museums. You will have time to explore the medieval and Renaissance legacy of the Gonzaga family, who ruled Mantua for centuries and left a rich artistic and intellectual heritage.
Throughout the tour, you will have the opportunity to taste the local cuisine, known for its variety, quality, and freshness. Enjoy fresh seafood, homemade pasta, grilled meats, and delectable desserts paired with superb wines and spirits. The Venice to Mantua Bike and Boat Tour is suitable for cyclists of all skill levels as the daily routes are mostly flat and easy to ride. Equipment such as bikes, e-bikes, helmets, locks, and repair kits are provided.
With Bike and Boat Tour from Venice to Mantua is a fantastic way to explore the beauty and diversity of northern Italy while enjoying a comfortable and relaxing holiday. It is an ideal choice for couples, families, and groups who love cycling, culture, and nature. The ships are comfortably equipped and you can choose the type of cabin.
Bike and Boat • Departure from Venice • Dates and Prices 2023
When you send us the booking request we will check the availability and make you an individual offer with the exact price.
Prices per person in a two-bed cabin for 7 nights for the tour from Venice to Mantua. Click on the date to find the indicated prices for the holiday trip.
Total length in 7 days: 190/205 km
Total gradient: 20 m
Terrain: 95% paved paths and small roads, 5% unpaved ground
The bike tour leads mainly along the rivers and canals of the Po Plain
The daily stages are from 25 to 55 km long
The ship is anchored at night
In order to shorten stages and enjoy the cruise, some sections are covered by the ship
Services and Prices of the Bike and Boat Tour Italy
Below you will find the included services and an idea of the price.
- The indicated price is per adult in a two-bed cabin for 7 nights in half board and lunch package.
- The price depends on the season and the ship.
- City tours and tastings are included in the price.
- Please ask for discounts for children or a third person per cabin.
- 7 overnights /Breakfast
- Self-made packed lunch
- 6 dinners
- Welcome drink
- Coffee and tea and other hot drinks on board
- Sheets and towels
- Courtesy kit
- Mid-week cabin cleaning service and towel change
- Bike helmet (to book in advance)
- App including maps, roadbook, points of interest and GPS tracks
- Digital tour information
- English-speaking tour leader within an international group
- Second tour leader with a minimum of 22 people (only aboard Ave Maria)
- Guided visit in Mantua
- Visit of a cheese factory with a tasting of typical Grana Padano
- Visit of Carousel and Street Entertainment Museum
- Visit of a historic glass factory on Murano island
- Some short walking tours
- Harbour charges
- Bus transfer Ferrara-Zelo / Ferrara-Adria
- 1 dinner in Venice
- Beverages on board
- Museums, fees and extras in general
- Ticket for public transportation in Venice and lagoon (we suggest the ACTV 48h-ticket, 35 €)
- Venice Municipality Access Fee: it is expected to enter into force on January 1st,
- 2023 (approx. 18-30 € to be paid on site)
- Everything not mentioned in the section “Included”
Supplements per person
- 300/350 € single cabin
- 200 € superior cabin
- 50 € special diet (gluten-free, lactose-free and vegan diets)
Rental bikes including insurance against theft and damage:
- 100 € Touring bike
- 250 € E-bike | limited availability
- Insurance against theft and damage is included.
- Own bicycles are not allowed on board.
The reduction for the 3rd/4th child in the cabin:
- 100% 0-2 years
- 50% 3-6 years
- 30% 7-10 years
Connection Program in Italy
- Transfer back to the starting point
- Extra nights in Mantua, Venice or any other Italian city with cultural highlights
- Please indicate with your booking request eventually extras or reductions